South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. To mark his birthday, Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18 every year.
Before he became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Also, he was known as anti-apartheid revolutionary.
He lived a life which has been an inspiration for oppressed and he was fondly referred to by, Madiba by the people who loved him.
Nelson Mandela was an ardent believer in equal rights for all and abhorred discrimination on the basis of caste and color.
He died on December 5, 2013, and even after his death, his quotes have always inspired and encouraged people to stand against powerful oppressors.
On Mandela Day, Let’s check out 10 powerful quotes by him
- Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
- Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
- Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
- The greatest glory in living lies not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- One of the most difficult things is not to change society — but to change yourself.
- Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
- People respond in accordance to how you treat them.